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Southeast Vancouver Seniors' Arts & Cultural Society is a group of dedicated individuals working to have a seniors' centre built in southeast Vancouver. The centre would house various arts and cultural activities for seniors, serving as a meeting and gathering place for older adults of all ethnic backgrounds. There is currently no seniors' centre in all of Southeast Van!

One of the ways we promote arts and culture for seniors is by holding events, such as the 2008 Gala of International Music & Dance.

The Mixing Bowl: Meals & Memories

The Mixing Bowl: Meals & Memories

We are delighted to introduce our latest publication: The Mixing Bowl Meals & Memories. Its pages contain favourite family recipes from dozens of kitchens around the world. As you read and try out these recipes, you will savour not only the food, but the feeling that these dishes have been made by many loving hands brought to you from years of experience and tradition. Recipes come from China, the Philippines, Italy, South Asia, First Nations in Canada, as well as the final section called, "Canadian, Eh?" Funded by the Government of Canada under the New Horizons for Seniors Initiative. For more information:
Call Lorna Gibbs at 604-325-0163
Or e-mail:

Join us every month for our FREE Feature Movie!

SVSACS also promotes arts and culture for seniors by helping organize bus trips to local attractions and hosting monthly coffee houses featuring free movies.

On the 3rd Friday of each month and make new friends over an afternoon of film with coffee, tea, nibbles and — most importantly — Good Company! Bring your friends.

True Grit

True Grit (2010)
Directed by: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Starring: Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon & Hailee Steinfeld
Friday, November 18, 1:30 p.m.
Champlain Heights Community Centre (Upstairs Lounge)

Following the murder of her father by hired hand Tom Chaney, 14-year-old farm girl Mattie Ross sets out to capture the killer. To aid her, she hires the toughest U.S. marshal she can find, a man with "true grit," Reuben J. "Rooster" Cogburn. Mattie insists on accompanying Cogburn, whose drinking, sloth, and generally reprobate character do not augment her faith in him. Against his wishes, she joins him in his trek into the Indian Nations in search of Chaney. They are joined by Texas Ranger LaBoeuf, who wants Chaney for his own purposes. The unlikely trio find danger and surprises on the journey, and each has his or her "grit" tested…

Tooth Fairy

Tooth Fairy (2010)
Directed by: Michael Lembeck
Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Ashley Judd & Julie Andrews
Friday, October 21, 1:30 p.m.
Champlain Heights Community Centre (Upstairs Lounge)

Derek Thompson is 'The Tooth Fairy,' a hard-charging minor league hockey player whose nickname comes from his habit of separating opposing players from their bicuspids. When Derek discourages a youngster's hopes, he's sentenced to one week's hard labor as a real tooth fairy, complete with the requisite tutu, wings and magic wand. At first, Derek "can't handle the tooth" — bumbling and stumbling as he tries to furtively wing his way through strangers' homes … doing what tooth fairies do. But as Derek slowly adapts to his new position, he begins to rediscover his own forgotten dreams…

The King's Speech

The King's Speech (2010)
Directed by: Tom Hooper
Starring: Colin Firth, Derek Jacobi & Helena Bonham Carter
Friday, September 16, 1:30 p.m.
Champlain Heights Community Centre (Upstairs Lounge)

Tells the story of the man who became King George VI, the father of Queen Elizabeth II. After his brother abdicates, George ('Bertie') reluctantly assumes the throne. Plagued by a dreaded stammer and considered unfit to be king, Bertie engages the help of an unorthodox speech therapist named Lionel Logue. Through a set of unexpected techniques, and as a result of an unlikely friendship, Bertie is able to find his voice and boldly lead the country through war…

(September's movie included a free light lunch at 12:30, hosted by the Collingwood Policing Centre. In order to attend, you had to make a reservation by calling 604-717-2935, no later than September 9.)

Ladies in Lavender

Ladies in Lavender (2004)
Directed by: Charles Dance
Starring:Judi Dench, Maggie Smith & Daniel Brühl
Friday, June 24, 1:30 p.m.
Champlain Heights Community Centre (Upstairs Lounge)

They saved a stranger from the sea and in return he stole their hearts. Taking place in pre-war England, aging sisters Ursula and Janet live peacefully in their cottage on the shore of Cornwall. One morning following a violent storm, the sisters spot from their garden a nearly-drowned man lying on the beach. They nurse him back to health, and discover that he is Polish. Communicating in broken German while they teach him English, they learn his name is Andrea and that he is a particularly gifted violinist. His boat was on its way to America, where he is headed to look for a better life. It doesn't take long for them to become attached to Andrea, and they dote on him. Other townspeople, however, have their suspicions, especially when he befriends a German woman, Olga…

Waking Ned Devine

Waking Ned Devine (1998)
Directed by: Kirk Jones
Starring: Ian Bannen, David Kelly & Fionnula Flanagan
Friday, May 27, 1:30 p.m.
Champlain Heights Community Centre (Upstairs Lounge)

Finally, a comedy that will make you feel like a million bucks. When word reaches two elderly best friends that someone in their tiny Irish village has won the national lottery, they go to great lengths to find the winner so they can share the wealth. When they discover the "lucky" winner, Ned Devine, they find he has died of shock upon discovering his win. Not wanting the money to go to waste, the village enters a pact to pretend Ned is still alive by having another man pose as him, and then to divide the money between them…

Whale Rider

Whale Rider (2002)
Directed by: Niki Caro
Starring: Keisha Castle-Hughes, Rawiri Paratene & Vicky Haughton
Friday, April 29, 1:30 p.m.
Champlain Heights Community Centre (Upstairs Lounge)

In the ways of the Ancients, she found a hope for the future. On the east coast of New Zealand, the Whangara people believe their presence there dates back a thousand years or more to a single ancestor, Paikea, who escaped death when his canoe capsized by riding to shore on the back of a whale. From then on, Whangara chiefs, always the first-born, always male, have been considered Paikea's direct descendants. Pai, an 11-year-old girl in a patriarchal New Zealand tribe, believes she is destined to be the new chief. But her grandfather Koro is bound by tradition to pick a male leader. Pai loves Koro more than anyone in the world, but she must fight him and a thousand years of tradition to fulfill her destiny…


Up Animation (2009)
Directed by: Pete Docter & Bob Peterson
Starring: Edward Asner, Jordan Nagai & John Ratzenberger
Friday, March 25, 1:30 p.m.
Champlain Heights Community Centre (Upstairs Lounge)

By tying thousands of balloons to his home, 78-year-old Carl Fredricksen sets out to fulfill his life-long dream to see the wilds of South America. Right after lifting off, however, he learns he isn't alone on his journey, since Russell, a wilderness explorer 70 years his junior, has inadvertently become a stowaway on the trip…


Hachiko — A Dog's Story (2009)
Directed by: Lasse Hallström
Starring: Richard Gere, Joan Allen & Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa
Friday, February 25, 1:30 p.m.
Champlain Heights Community Centre (Upstairs Lounge)

In Bedridge, Professor Parker Wilson finds an abandoned dog at the train station and takes it home with the intention of returning the animal to its owner. He finds that the dog is an Akita and names it Hachiko. However, nobody claims the dog so his family decides to keep Hachiko…

The Sting

The Sting (1973)
Directed by: George Roy Hill
Starring: Paul Newman, Robert Redford & Robert Shaw
Friday, January 28, 1:30 p.m.
Champlain Heights Community Centre (Upstairs Lounge)
(Take Bus No. 26)

Set in the 1930s, two con men — one experienced and one young — try to get even by pulling off the big con on the mob boss who killed a mutual friend. The story unfolds with several twists and last minute alterations…

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